The Whitsundays

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the sand between your toes

The 74 magical islands of the Whitsundays is the ideal getaway destination if you are wanting to be impressed by natural scenery. You'll forget about your busy life within minutes of arriving as you lay back on white sandy beaches and cool off in clear blue waters. And you'll struggle to leave the peace and serenity behind. Picture swinging hammocks under palms, tranquil still water, blue skies and a cocktail in your hand. Pure bliss!

Beware of Stinger Season

Planning your relaxing escape to the Whitsundays doesn’t just mean you should focus on school holiday periods, your budget and the weather. Stingers (or Irukandji Jellyfish) should also be a consideration unless you want to haul yourself in and out of a stinger suit whenever you go in the water! Peak season for these little guys is from October through to May. To avoid your risk of encountering a stinger and to experience perfect sunny days, we suggest you book during September when the temperature is mid – high 20’s and the crowds are relatively low (of both people and stingers!).

Whether you're heading to the Whitsundays on a romantic getaway, a party weekend with friends or a family break, it's the type of destination to kick back and soak up the magical atmosphere. Book an all-day island cruise to experience all the Whitsundays have to offer and enjoy a stress-free day on the water.

Top 5 Things to Do at The Whitsundays

1. Swim and relax at the iconic Whitehaven Beach or Airlie Beach for families
2. Experience the underwater beauty and marine life during a snorkel or dive off the Great Barrier Reef
3. Sail around the islands with a group of friends on a luxurious catamaran
3. Hang out on the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island
4. Tie the knot to ensure you have the most picturesque wedding!

4 Must Visit Islands of The Whitsundays

1. Take in the scenery at the family friendly Daydream Island
2. Enjoy the many restaurants, bars, activities and boutique shops of Hamilton Island
3. Chill out at exclusive resort of Hayman Island
4. Snorkel the waters off Hook Island

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Shute Habour Road (cnr Jubilee Pocket) Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Island Gateway Holiday Park provides a variety of accommodation set within the tropical surroundings of Airlie Beach, Queensland. It boasts an outdoor pool, a half-size tennis court and mini-golf. Gue...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 134
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6/7 Orana Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool and free on-site parking, Waves is located in Airlie Beach. It is 300 metres from Abel Point Marina. This 3 bedroom apartment boasts a balcony and a spa bath.Ideally located f...more
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255 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Colonial Court Holiday Apartments offers beachfront accommodation in the heart of Airlie Beach. Guests can relax in the air-conditioned rooms or unwind on the private balcony and enjoy sea views. Free...more
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234 Shute Harbour Rd Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Just a 5-minute drive from the bustling Airlie Beach, Seabreeze Tourist Park boasts an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Nestled amongst tropical gardens, all accommodation features a patio and a kitchenett...more
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1A Stewart Drive Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Offering an outdoor plunge pool and outdoor shower, the split-level Crusoe's Beach House is located 6 minutes' walk from Cannonvale Beach. Guests enjoy 4 bedrooms and both indoor and outdoor entertain...more
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14 Waterson Way Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
When you stay at Airlie Central Apartments in Airlie Beach, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Airlie Beach Lagoon and Abell Point Marina. This 4.5-star apartment is within close proximity of...more
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10 Hillcrest Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Located in Airlie Beach, this detached vacation home and is 328 yards from Abel Point Marina. The property is 2.2 miles from Whitsunday Art Gallery and free private parking is featured.Other facilitie...more
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14 Kara Crescent Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Offering a terrace with an outdoor pool and stunning panoramic sea views, Nautilus On The Hill is located in Cannonvale, in the heart of Airlie Beach.This spacious and tastefully styled holiday home f...more
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6 oceanview avenue Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
The Summit offers self-contained accommodation just 10 minutes’ walk from both Airlie Esplanade and the beachfront. This air-conditioned studio includes BBQ facilities, free WiFi, and free on-site par...more
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382 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
With a stay at Airlie Court Holiday Units in Airlie Beach, you'll be on the Strip and minutes from Airlie Beach Lagoon, and close to Abell Point Marina. This apartment is within close proximity of Bic...more
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11 Altmann Avenue Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Located within the luxurious Mirage Whitsunday complex, the 3-bedroom Whisper Bay Resort Whitsunday is just 10 minutes' walk from Abell Point Marina and Shingley Beach. It boasts an outdoor deck offer...more
4 star
25-29 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Featuring a garden and year-round outdoor pool, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is located in Airlie Beach, just 2.5 miles from Abel Point Marina. Whitsunday Art Gallery is half a mile from the prope...more

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by 337
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101 Kookaburra Drive, Cannon Valley Airlie Beach 4800 Australia
Located in Airlie Beach, this air-conditioned vacation home features a year-round outdoor pool. It provides free private parking.There is a sitting area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher and an...more
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25/18 Seaview Drive Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Located in Airlie Beach, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony. Luxury Penthouse Searene boasts views of the sea and is 700 metres from Abell Point Marina.There is a seating area and a kit...more
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277 Shute Habour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays offers accommodations in Airlie Beach, just 656 yards from Abel Point Marina. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.Every ro...more

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